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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-40

Ketogenic Diet- An Evidence Based Direction for Seizure Control


1 College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
2 Center of Studies and Research, Directorate of Planning and Studies, Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman

Correspondence Address:
Judie Arulappan
College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnpnd.ijnpnd_53_18

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The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. This diet is used in treating difficult to control epilepsy in children. The diet helps the body in utilizing fat than carbohydrate. The liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis reduces the frequency of seizure episodes.


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